• Introduction
  • Guangzhou Opera House is rated as one of the “10 best opera houses around the world” (USA Today) and “The world's most spectacular theatres” (The Telegraph). Located in the center of CBD in Guangzhou, which is one of China's national core cities, as a cultural city icon, GOH contribute to strengthening the cultural content for canton area and the reform for cultural system in China by presenting performing arts of much diversity.

    Designed by Zaha Hadid, the first female winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Iraq British women, GOH whose unique exterior is full of imagination, is inspired by the idea of two rocks washed by the Pearl River. Her acoustic systems are designed by Sir. Harold Marshall, the world top acoustic designer who achieves the world first-class level acoustic system and delivers a perfect visual and sound effects for the opera house. So far, GOH has been highly appreciated by the architecture tycoons and artists from all over the world and has already won numerous awards for China.

    As the central enterprise directly under the ministry of China Arts and Entertainment Group and flagship theater belonging to China Performing Arts Agency, through new market-orientation, professional operation and management mode, GOH has become the forefront of China reform for the cultural system. GOH strives to position itself as an international cultural center in South China covering Macao, HK and Taiwan, as well as a cultural production center in Asia attracting artists and producers from around the world. At present, GOH has integrated all kinds of domestic and foreign cultural resources to optimize the entertainment industry chain, to bring back from abroad the best stage arts and to provide a direction for advanced culture. Therefore efforts will be made to become the best theatre in Guangzhou and around Southern China and to become a global performing stage for outstanding artists.

    GOH has built up a performing system of “one festival & four seasons”, which are "Guangzhou Arts Festival", "HK, Macao, Taiwan & Canton season", "Chinese musicians performing season", "New Year season" and "Anniversary season". The selection of repertoire is in accordance with the principle of "internationalism, innovation, originality and exploratory. GOH gather international art masters, famous orchestras and brilliant programs, which lifts up the status of GOH as one of the three performing platforms together with Beijing and Shanghai, bringing back to south area of China a revival trend of culture which has never happened. GOH’s singed artists includes Maestro Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren, Charles Dutoit, one of the world’s three tenors Carreras, the world famous soprano Renee Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, and He Hui, etc. World orchestras that ever staged in GOH include the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresden National Symphony Orchestra and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. Through years of cultivation, the brand of "annual opera" has been built up and those grand opera production have won lots of praises home and abroad. Those production including Turandot, Tosca, Madam Butterfly, La Travieta and Carmen, is the corporation outcome with theatres such as the Rome opera house, New York Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera Covent Garden Theatre, as well as top level singers. Those grand production has changed Guangzhou’s cultural ecology and made Guangzhou a world city for arts.

    GOH is solidly carrying out activities of art education in the way of caring the poor and selling low price tickets for the public. Also to create "the wireless Theatre" art life community, GOH integrate resources and focus on the combination of technology and culture. Further, GOH is exploring cross over mode to make a creative diversity of arts and business through cross industry, cross domain, cross regional cultural and artistic resources. So far, GOH has organized exhibitions with museums, crossover artists and international famous brands. To avail itself of art platform advantages, GOH set up art training courses and build up two creative groups-one is children's chorus, the other is children’s ballet. This is a brand new art training mode of "classroom * stage" for art talents.

    GOH is not only a cultural landmark, but also stands for a series of cultural symbols, modern and fashion. She is quietly leading the modern urban people to listen to classic music, feel the culture and indulge into the beauty of exquisite life. She embodies the spirit of the times, the pursuit for culture and art of Cantonese. With more and more confidently, GOH is stepping forward towards internationalization.
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